Feb 11, 2022

Carleton Community Newsletter:
Feb 11, 2022

Dear <<First Name>>,
I hope that you are doing well and keeping safe.

As the Government of Ontario continues to gradually reopen the province, we are also keeping an eye on Covid-19 cases to ensure that we can properly respond to any new or developing situations. Our first and foremost priority is to keep Ontarians safe.

You can find out more information here:

The past few weeks have been a very busy time for me, and I'm pleased to share some local and provincial updates with you.

Local News:

Rural Ottawa South Support Services receives $25,000 from the province
File photo: MPP Ghamari and Ontario's Minister of Health visiting ROSSS in December 2021

Ontario is investing in multiple projects that will enrich the lives of Ottawa seniors and recognize their significant contributions to our province.

This years Seniors Community Grant project will provide seven Ottawa organizations with $170,000 to help Ontario’s Seniors to stay fit, active, healthy and in their communities.

I'm very pleased that Rural Ottawa South Support Services has received $25,000 through this grant in support of their  "A Friendly Voice Volunteer Expansion Project".

Read More.

Free Rapid Antigen Tests - 17 Locations in Carleton

17 participating grocery and pharmacy locations across Carleton will provide free rapid tests while supplies last, with a limit of one box of five tests per household per visit. Participating retailers will receive additional supply from the province each week and have the ability to determine how tests are distributed in order to best serve the community, including through appointment bookings, at checkout or through online orders.

Click here to learn more and find the location closest to you.

Around the community:
Findlay Creek Petition in support of building a second public elementary school
This petition is in support of making a second public elementary school in Findlay Creek one of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s top capital priority funding requests.

This petition was created by a group of concerned parents in Findlay Creek: Ms. Kaveeta Ajwani, Mr. Ahmed Fawal, and Mr. Intiaz Rahim. All signatures will be sent to the organizers.

Click here to learn more and to sign the petition.
My deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones on the passing of John Curry. He was a strong advocate for education and a community figurehead. Rest in peace, John. You will be missed.

Provincial News:

February 11, 2022: Premier of Ontario Declares a State of Emergency in response to the protests in Ottawa and across the province of Ontario.

Click here to view all Premier of Ontario videos
Ontario Small Business Relief Grant Portal Launches for New Applicants

The Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant portal is now open. The grant will provide $10,000 to eligible businesses were subject to closure.

The application portal will be open until 11:59 p.m. on March 11 for applications from:

  • Newly established businesses
  • Businesses that may not have previously applied to the Ontario Small Business Support Grant in 2021
  • Businesses that were previously deemed ineligible but are now eligible.

In order to be eligible, applicants will need to confirm that they:

  • Had fewer than 100 employees as of December 31, 2021
  • Were an active business as of January 14, 2022
  • Were required to close indoor operations on January 5, 2022.
Find out more.
Ontario Making this Tax Season More Affordable

The Ontario government continues to deliver on its commitment to put more money in the pockets of seniors, workers and families by offering tax credits this tax season.

Ontario residents should file their 2021 Income Tax and Benefit Return to get tax credits and benefits, even if they have no taxable income to report. The government’s suite of tax credits and benefits includes:

  1. Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit
  2. Ontario Child Care Tax Credit
  3. Low-Income Workers Tax Credit
  4. Ontario Seniors’ Public Transit Tax Credit
  5. Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit
  6. Ontario Jobs Training Tax Credit
  7. Ontario Staycation Tax Credit
Click here to for more information.
All Government of Ontario News
My office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

The best way to contact me is directly through my website. This helps my team and I prioritize constituent inquiries:

My team and I are working hard to respond to all of your inquiries in a timely manner, however given the amount of correspondence we receive on a daily basis,  we may not be able to respond right away.

If you need to get a hold of me due to an urgent matter, please call my office at 613-838-4425 during our business hours. If we are on the other line, please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you and I look forward to updating you next week!




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